Water-Bike Around Simon’s Town + the False Bay Coast

Water Bikes False Bay

A unique ocean experience in Simons Town.

For centuries, the Cape coastline has intrigued seafarers, explorers, cartographers, and the like, who braved our shores in the hope of exciting discoveries. Our coastline continues to fascinate young and old, visitors and tourists seeking new (and exciting) ways to explore the waters that surround our magnificent Mother City.

What exactly is water-biking?

It’s a unique ocean activity, and one of the most exciting and fun ways to experience the ocean in the Simon’s Town area, known for its rich marine life and spectacular views of Table Mountain.

The emission-free water bikes are silent, very stable and simple to steer  – no previous experience or skills are required. And due to the elevated sitting position, you won’t get wet.

Water-bike route

Bikes depart from a private launching facility at the Simon’s Town pier and take riders for a relaxed water-biking adventure. There’s a good chance you’ll encounter playful Cape fur seals, other marine life and various sea birds along the way. During whale season, it is possible to spot one or two of these magnificent mammals.

Water Bike Whale

Good to know

    • Riders are accompanied by a safety boat guide.
    • Arrival is 20 minutes before your scheduled tour.
    • Times for the one-hour tour are 8.30am (in summer only); 10am; 11.30am.
    • Please contact Cape Town Water Bikes by 4pm the day before your scheduled tour to make sure they have your correct contact number and country dialing code.
    • Before your tour starts you’ll be given a buoyancy aid.
    • Tours are subject to weather conditions.
    • You must be 13 years or older in order to waterbike, and teens must be accompanied by an adult. There is also a minimum height requirement of five feet (one and a half metres) so that the pedals can be reached safely.
    • Maximum weight is 110 kg

Cost R650 (1 hour)
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The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 10 August 2021